Trot flower in rainy season...

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Trot flower in rainy season

 Md. Aminul Islam, Jhalokathi Daily-Bangladesh

 Published: 06:28 PM, 5 July 2018  



Barsa (rainy) season is the favorite among six seasons in Bengal to Bengalis. The rainy season may start from the end of Baishakh and last up to the beginning of Kartik (mid-May to late-October). In the coming of the rainy season, the nature of the village-Ganj has been spreading into Trot Flower. Trot Flower is said to be the flower of the rainy season.

Though the trot flower is not seen in the whole year, it must grow during the rainy season. There are many famous poems and songs about the rainy season and trot flowers. With the arrival of the rainy season, Trot flower is inevitable.

Trot flower pots were seen in different areas of Khelathia upazila of Jhalokathi including Sahebpur, Saidpur, and Kachua. These trot flowers have brought a new dimension to nature in Jhalokathi.

It is known that another name of trot flower in Nipa flower. There are a number of beautiful names of trot flowers, such as Brittopushpa, Sarshop, Lalanapriya, Surovi, Meghagamapriya, Manjukeshini, Karna Purak, Pulaki, Sindhupuspo etc. It is one of the finest among the flowers of the country. The height of the trot tree is 40 to 50 feet.

Its scientific name: Anthocephalus indicus. The indigenous home of India, China, and Malay. The leaves of the trot tree are tall, bright green and shiny. At the beginning of spring, new leaves grow on the tree. Leaves are fall in winter.  Though the trot flower is a flower, it is actually a flower bud. The flowers have fleshy pulp so that the petals look like a yellow-colored funnel. White colored pollen bar on petal head attracts the flower-loving people. It is the favorite food among bats and squirrels. 

The name Trot comes from the Sanskrit name Kadamba. It dominates a large part of ancient literature. In the medieval Vaisnava Literature, Trot flower is also known as Radha-Krishna’s story of separation. Trot flowers are also present in Bhagavad Gita.

Trot flowers have many benefits. The bark of the tree is useful in fever, leaf juice is used as an antidote for children. Bark and leaf are used as the painkiller. The safety match is made from the wood of trot tree.